Pav Bhaji




Mumbai's iconic street food, Pav Bhaji! Pav bhaji literally means  bread with vegetable curry.
 Pav = bread and Bhaji = vegetable curry. Every Mumbaikar relishes this almost every other day!
 Pav Bhaji was born when textile mills were flourished in Mumbai. The workers there in the mills had less time to consume their food (we Indians have a wide spread most of the time). So, the workers  couldn't eat their entire lunch because that would make them go drowsy and getting back to physical work troubled them. So a trader realized this problem and came up with his own solution. He replaced the roti( Indian flat bread) with Pav and curry with a spicy veggie mix which is called as Bhaji and hence this dish came in focus and it flourished whole Mumbai and has won many hearts and got ranked as their favorites. It is served along with a knob of butter, onions and lemon.Try this at your home and enjoy with your pals. It's utterly butterly delicious! 

To make this recipe, you'll need : 

Pav  buns
As needed
Onions (big size, finely chopped)
2 no
Bell peppers/ capsicum (finely chopped)
1 no
Tomatoes (finely chopped)
4 nos
Potatoes ( boiled)
4 nos
Carrot (boiled)
1 no
Cauliflower florets (boiled)
½ cup
Green peas (boiled)
½ cup
Red chilli powder
2 teaspoons
Pav bhaji masala
2 teaspoons
Salt
1 teaspoon (or) to taste
Ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon
Red food color (optional)
As needed
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon + to drizzle while serving
Butter
4 tablespoons + to serve
Oil
1 tablespoon



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Method : 

1. To prepare the bhaji, pre cook the veggies (potatoes, cauliflower, carrot, green peas and keep it aside. 
2. To a kadai, add 2 tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of oil, let it heat up and add finely chopped onions, cook until translucent. 
3. To this add, finely chopped capsicum and cook for 1 minute. 
4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook until done. 
5. Now, add ginger  garlic paste, a teaspoon of red chilli powder, a teaspoon of pav bhaji masala, salt and saute well. 
6. Once the tomatoes are cooked well with the spices, add the pre cooked veggies and start mashing with a potato masher.
7. Add left over each 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder and pav bhaji masala for the veggies. Add water according to the bhaji consistency.
8. Add red food color, lemon juice and finish it off with 2 tablespoons of butter. 
9. Garnish with fresh coriander, serve with pav, chopped onions, butter and a drizzle of lemon juice.

Pictorial : 


 To a kadai, add 2 tablespoons of butter 


add a tablespoon of oil, let it heat up 



add finely chopped onions, cook until translucent. 



         To this add, finely chopped capsicum and cook for 1 minute. 




Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook until done. 



Now, add ginger  garlic paste



a teaspoon of red chilli powder, 



a teaspoon of pav bhaji masala, 



salt and saute well. 





Once the tomatoes are cooked well with the spices, add the pre cooked veggies,



start mashing with a potato masher.




Add left over each 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder,



 pav bhaji masala ( add chilli and pb masala for the second time, only if you like it spicy)




Add red food color,



lemon juice, mix well and finish it off with 2 tablespoons of butter, garnish with fresh coriander, serve with pav, chopped onions, butter and a drizzle of lemon juice. 


Enjoy !